Deadline is reporting out of Cannes that The Weinstein Co. has acquired worldwide rights to the live-action remake of anime crime tragedy Kite. South African director Ralph Ziman (Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema) recently finished filming the project after the death of David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane). More after the jump.
Following the death of Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis during the preparation for the live action adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1998 action tragedy anime Kite, South African director Ralph Ziman has taken over the project, with pre-production is underway in Johannesburg, ahead of principal photography beginning this month. More after the jump.
Film director David R. Ellis is reported to have passed away at age 60 in Johannesburg, South Africa of undisclosed causes. The Snakes on a Plane director was in South Africa at the time to prepare for a live-action adaptation of crime tragedy anime Kite, which was to have starred Samuel L. Jackson. More after the jump.
While doing promotional work for the forthcoming "Southern" blaxploitation homage in Django Unchained, Samuel L. Jackson revealed new details about the previously quiet live-action adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's Kite. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
Media Blasters is a company of many release labels. Its anime are banded "Anime Works." There's "Tokyo Shock," and "Shriek Show." "Kitty Media" seems to be going away, because there's a new 18+ "Harsh Digs" label. The first releases will include Blu-rays of the edited and unedited versions of crime tragedy anime Kite. More after the jump.
Distant Horizon has revealed details on the production of their live action adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime crime tragedy Kite. Scheduled to start filming in January, shooting is now planned to take place in South Africa with a $12 million budget. More after the jump.
A live action remake of 1998 Yasuomi Umetsu's crime action anime Kite is proving hard to kill. Now, after years in apparent development limbo, Variety is reporting that David R. Ellis (Final Destination 2, Shark Night 3D) is attached as the film's director. More after the jump.